Author Archives: Dave Martinez

Lloyd Sam making the most of his opportunity

With the season winding down to the final eight matches, Sam knew his time was wearing thin. He wanted one more shot at the starting spot and the opportunity presented itself in the form of a devastating loss at Chivas USA. Continue reading »

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Red Bulls Notes: Carney receives Visa; Petke tests defensive depth; and more

The New York Red Bulls have had new signing David Carney’s visa approved, making him available for selection. With the injury to Jamison Olave, head coach Mike Petke will be forced to juggle his defensive options. Continue reading »

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Red Bulls Notes: Wright-Phillips, Stachnik continue to impress; Petke addresses Juninho rumors; and more

The New York Red Bulls will test out two trialists, Bradley Wright-Phillips and Sebastian Stachnik, with the hopes that they could fix some of the team’s weaknesses. Continue reading »

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New training grounds mean no excuses for Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke is excited to get to train each day in a professional environment, but warns that the team has no excuses for poor performances anymore. Continue reading »

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Roxburgh: Kaka, Abidal not in Red Bulls focus, but team analyzing all options

New York Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh addressed rumors of the team’s interest in Eric Abidal and Kaka, while also offering some insight into the team’s plans for the summer. Continue reading »

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As Red Bulls ride hot streak, central midfield logjam looms

The New York Red Bulls are riding a 4-0-1 hot streak that has them in first place, but now with their full compliment of midfielders available, the Red Bulls face a logjam in the middle. Continue reading »

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Goalkeeper position becoming a growing concern for RBNY as Robles struggles

The New York Red Bulls earned a key road victory vs. Toronto FC over the weekend, but an increasing cause for concern is the goalkeeper position, where Luis Robles is struggling. Continue reading »

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Red Bulls notes: Petke disagrees with Juninho suspension, injury updates, more

Mike Petke disagrees with Juninho’s suspension being prolonged, thinks Jimmy Nielsen overreacted, and more notes from New York Red Bulls camp. Continue reading »

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Sam shows promise for Red Bulls in win over Revs

BY DAVE MARTINEZ After trading away Dane Richards last season, then New York Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe quickly realized how dramatically his wing play suffered. He took a chance on signing Lloyd Sam to buffer the loss. While … Continue reading »

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Red Bulls Notes: Petke takes blame for poor start, injury updates, and more

Mike Petke isn’t passing around blame for the New York Red Bulls’ poor start to the season. He’s pointing the finger squarely at himself. Continue reading »

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Red Bulls Notes: First win of Petke era has team confident; injury updates; and more

BY DAVE MARTINEZ Breaking their scoreless streak and earning their first win of the season were encouraging accomplishments for the New York Red Bulls. Earning that first head coaching victory for Mike Petke was icing on the cake. “It’s great … Continue reading »

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Injuries thin out Red Bulls striking options ahead of Union match

BY DAVE MARTINEZ The Red Bulls are knee deep into a 253-minute scoreless streak. If they hope to solve that dilemma, they may have to do it without their two main strikers. Team captain Thierry Henry is still recovering from … Continue reading »

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